Tokyo Half Day Guide - Experience Traditional Japan

by Luke - TripleLights travel specialist

We introduce the most popular itineraries amongst our customers who choose tours on Triplelights. We hope it helps you to plan your perfect itinerary during your trip to Japan. In our first post of the series, we focus on the traditional side of Tokyo.

Experience old Japan with this thrilling half day tour of Tokyo. Visit a Shinto Shrine, a traditional Japanese garden, and one of the most famous Buddhist Temples in the old entertainment district of Asakusa. Enjoy old customs and heritage on your visit to Japan, and explore the best of traditional Tokyo during a four hour tour of the capital.

 

1. Meiji Jingu Shrine

Tokyo Half Day Guide - Experience Traditional Japan

Meiji Shrine is an escape from the neon lights of the busy Shibuya district of Tokyo. This incredible shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji is a great place to experience customs and culture of old Japan. Festivals and weddings take place at the shrine throughout the year, and the surrounding nature makes it an incredible place to relax and enjoy the tranquillity and the mystical energy within. 

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Watch this 360º VR Video of Meiji Jingu Shrine and feel like you are walking there yourself

2. Rikugien Garden

Tokyo Half Day Guide - Experience Traditional Japan

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Rikugien is a traditional Japanese garden the can be enjoyed throughout the year. You can enjoy a peaceful stroll through 300 year old landscapes that feauture beautiful views from every direction, as you wander the course around the stunning pond that remains a highlight since the Edo Period. At Rikugien you can really admire the preserved beauty of Edo Japan.

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3. Asakusa, Sensoji Temple 

Tokyo Half Day Guide - Experience Traditional Japan

The oldest Buddhist Temple in Tokyo, and perhaps the most famous, Sensoji offers great exposure to the traditional side of Japan. Enjoy shopping for gifts at the various stores that mark the path to the temple, having your fortune taken, and staring in awe at the impressive five-storey pagoda. Seasonal events can be enjoyed all year round at Sensoji, and make for an exciting experience with every visit. 

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19 Dec 2015

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